There is a lack of standardization to patient messages in the Podiatry department.  As a result, there is inconsistent patient communication. We want to standardize our communication to patients, particularly with patient email responses.

Target Audience: 

Surgeons in Podiatry, Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Nurses in Orthopedics, and OR.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply standard workflow to common podiatry complaints. 
  2. Learning risk stratification for geriatric patients. 
  3. Apply evidence based and consensus-based best practices for the diagnosis and managing of podiatry conditions to maximize quality and minimize variation in practice.

Planning Committee:

  • Lynne M. Conners, MD, Department of Podiatric Surgery
  • Tara Graupera, RN, MPA/HSA
  • Jie Zheng, MD, Chief of Medical Education
  • Tenisha Jones, MLIS, Library Services
  • Agnes Lau, Sr. Quality Specialist

Cultural and Linguistic Competency:

Geriatric patients are at higher risk for morbidity and mortality.  Special consideration will be given to this patient population before recommending surgery. 


  • The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Foot and Ankle International, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association. 


The regular presenters and program planners of this case conference have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest (s). The CME Department has reviewed their disclosure information for the planner(s) and/or committee / faculty or this program and they do not have relationships that present a relevant financial conflict of interest.

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand-name products.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses may report up to a maximum total of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ towards the Continuing Medical Education requirements for license renewal by the California Board of Registered Nurses.


Session date: 
03/26/2020 - 8:20am to 9:20am PDT
Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco
1200 El Camino Real
Podiatry Department: Dr. Carbone's Office- MOB, 3rd Floor Orthopedics
South San Francisco, CA 94080
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Radiologic Technology
    x-ray use or diagnosis

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CME Office: 
South San Francisco Medical Center
Conference room: 
Podiatry Department: Dr. Carbone's Office- MOB, 3rd Floor Orthopedics